NACM Gulf States members enjoying professional education event

When it comes to credit and finance training, NACM is simply your “go to” source. In coordination with NACM on a national level, NACM Southwest offers professional certification, workshops or seminars to enhance or increase job skills, or a quick webinar on key legislation or regulations, NACM Southwest is proud to offer the best education in the country for credit and collection professionals.

For information on what education is currently available, please go to the NACM Southwest Events page.

To register for one of our workshops, seminars or classes, please CLICK HERE.




Certification Courses

The NACM National Professional Certification Program grants business credit professionals three nationally recognized designations:

Credit Business AssociateSM (CBASM)
Credit Business FellowSM (CBFSM)
Certified Credit Executive® (CCE®)
Certified Credit and Risk AnalystSM (CCRASM)

Designed to assure a strong base of critical credit and finance skills, certification courses are offered. NACM Southwest is approved to provide the required courses in a classroom setting with instructors who understand business credit.

Courses are:
-Business Credit Principles
-Business Accounting
-Financial Statement Analysis
-Business Law
-Credit Law

Completion of the first three courses qualifies you to apply to take the NACM Credit Business Associate (CBA) professional designation exam, and the addition of the law courses qualifies you to test for the NACM Business Credit Fellow professional designation.

Courses are also offered as on-line or self-study options, when joining us in the classroom is not an option.

The highest certification level, the Certified Credit Executive (CCE) designation is also offered, based on a combination of education and experience, through NACM.

NACM National has also created the Career Roadmap to help you track educational, professional, and special activities in your quest to achieve a particular designation.

Why should you obtain a professional credit certification from NACM?
More confidence, more success, more money for both you and your company!NACM Gulf States members at a recent credit conference session

For more detailed information, here’s a full guide to the NACM Professional Certification Program:

NACM Webinars

We understand that sometimes being away from the office isn’t an option. Web-based learning options provided by NACM National  offer:

  • Timely and relevant topics instructed by respected experts in their field.
  • Updates on legal and regulatory issues you need to know right now to protect your company.
  • Designed to provide practical and immediately applicable policies, practices & forms.
  • Convenient delivery – right to your desk.
  • Affordable fees….and no travel expense!
  • Provided by a source you trust to deliver: NACM and our trusted partners.
  • To view a complete current schedule of webinars and descriptions, please visit the NACM Gulf States Calendar.

In-House Seminars & Workshops

Deep dive or refresher, you will enjoy a more interactive-approach to learning with our in-house educational seminars and workshops. We provide:

  • Sessions that focus specifically on credit, collection & finance needs and your level of knowledge and skills.
  • Easy and affordable ways to earn certification and CEU points.
  • Networking opportunities – get to know other members while engaging in informative sessions and build your valuable professional network.

Topics include:
Bonds & Liens (Texas and Louisiana)
Credit Boot Camp
International Credit
Letters of Credit
Business Writing
and more!

Visit our calendar to see the programs we are currently offering.


You may be eligible for scholarships providing partial or complete financial support for the classes you’d like to take if your company participates in the NACM Southwest Scholarship Fund. Originally started with an endowment, the Scholarship Fund distributes between $12,000 and $30,000 every year based on contributions and earnings. Governed by Standing Rules and overseen by NACM Southwest, scholarships have allowed hundreds of members financial assistance to attend:

Certification classes
Regional credit conferences
Certification exam fees
Credit Congress

Download and complete an NACM Southwest Scholarship Application prior to registering for a class or conference. Rules, including application deadlines, for each educational offering are published with the offering detail.

NACM National offers scholarships for:

National & Regional conferences, including the NACM Credit Congress
NACM National Credit Learning Center courses
NACM National online courses
FCIB Events

Please visit NACM National for more information and to apply for national scholarships.

Your employer may also offer tuition reimbursement for job-related classes. You are encouraged to visit with a human resources representative to see what additional benefits may be available to you.

Register for webinars and in-house classes online! Simply place selections into your shopping cart and select your method of payment. It’s that easy!